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- Rare sturgeon fished-up escapes being dished-up
Anglers and commercial fishermen throughout the UK have been alerted for the second time in three months to watch out for rare sturgeon in their catches.
A 10-pound fish landed from the River Thames at Greenhithe, near Dartford, Kent, was a Siberian sturgeon, the type that provide caviar for posh dinner tables.
- NFM 2013 – DANCING ON THE CEILING
This year’s National Fishing Month (NFM) has shattered its 15,000 target, setting new records for the number of people who were introduced to the sport via more than 300 special events throughout the country. When the final figures are tallied, it is likely that participant numbers will be closer to 16,000, much to the delight of the NFM organisers.
- Angling Trust Announces New Chairman
The Angling Trust has appointed fishing pioneer George Stephenson as its new Chairman, with immediate effect. With several decades experience of managing safari and fishing businesses around the world, George Stephenson brings great knowledge, business acumen and an excellent contact list to the role of Chairman of the rapidly-growing and dynamic representative organisation for all anglers in England. The post was widely advertised and attracted a number of high quality applicants.
- Minister Backs Angling Trust Campaign on Killer Chemicals - Angling Trust Media Release
Angling and fishery organisations have today welcomed an announcement from the Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon that plans are being drawn up to remove products containing the dangerous insecticide Chlorpyrifos from domestic sale.
The Angling Foundation is a non-political, non-profit making body which advises on angling and fish welfare issues. It gives guidance on these matters by the production of voluntary standards, guidelines and best practice for all sectors of the sport and industry in the UK. All Angling Foundation guidance takes due regard to environmental and conservation issues.
Additionally the Angling Foundation seeks to further the participation in angling through support of projects for the promotion of angling, especially with young, disabled or disadvantaged groups and projects for the recruitment of new anglers.
The Angling Foundation is supported by the Professional Coarse Fisheries Association, the Angling Trades Association and other angling organisations.
Fisheries Accreditation Scheme
The Angling Foundation are pleased to announce that the Fisheries Accreditation Scheme (FAS) is up and running with a number of lakes now gaining their Gold, Silver or Bronze Accreditation Awards. If you are interested in accrediting your fishery and raising the standards of your lakes to attract more anglers, please visit the FAS site for more details.